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Clinton tabs Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as running mate
Rural church near Sacred Heart destroyed by fire
Rural Maynard family escapes burning home
Tim Huber's attorney argues lack of probable cause in seeking dismissal of murder indictment
Confusion on procedure takes new Willmar position off council table
Richards lifts Glenwood past BOLD and into state tournament
KRA revs up after weather delays
Roundup: VFW I heads into playoffs on hot streak
Sano breaks slump, leads Twins to victory
Stingers' rally fall short in loss to La Crosse
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Sharing Netflix or HBO Go passwords now a federal crime
'My Ocean': On the Ordway Prairie in west central Minnesota
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
Dahl -- Schow
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
Robert J. Swanberg
Evelyn "Evie" M. Mulder
Carol Ann Ringler
Ardis E. Smith
Myrtle M. Knutson
Commentary: Latest VA fix creates new ills
Tribune Opinion: Willmar benefits from 'Moving Health Forward'
Letter: A credit to sports writing
Letter: Criticism of Peppin unwarranted
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
July 18, 2016
Highway 23 detour starts July 20
GRANITE FALLS—A detour of Highway 23 from Granite Falls to Cottonwood will begin July 20, so the Minnesota Department of Transportation...
July 18, 2016 - 12:26am
June 11, 2016
BNSF train derails in Cottonwood, spilling 23 cars of corn
COTTONWOOD -- A Burlington Northern Santa Fe train derailed Friday evening in Cottonwood. Twenty-three cars loaded with corn derailed. There...
June 11, 2016 - 4:32pm
May 12, 2016
Minnesota Highway 23 meeting set for Tuesday in Cottonwood
COTTONWOOD — Area residents and business owners are invited to an open house from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Cottonwood Community Center, at 142 W. Main St. in Cottonwood, to discuss the upcoming Minnesota Highway 23 passing lanes project between Hanley Falls and Cottonwood....
May 12, 2016 - 11:08pm
April 18, 2014
Lakeview students injured when semi, bus collide
RENVILLE –– Seven people, including five Lakeview High School students and their English teacher that were returning from a field trip, were injured Wednesday when a semi collided with their school bus near Renville. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the accident happened...
April 18, 2014 - 1:00am
June 6, 2012
UPDATE: Texas woman killed in Cottonwood, Minn., crash
COTTONWOOD -- A 92-year-old Pharr, Texas, woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash around 2:45 p.m. Tuesday southwest of Cottonwood along State Highway 23. According to the State Patrol, Edna E. Ericksen was driving a 2008 Cadillac northbound on Lyon County Road 9 and collided with...
June 6, 2012 - 4:36pm
Driver killed in two-vehicle crash near Cottonwood, Minn.
COTTONWOOD -- The name of a driver killed in a two-vehicle crash around 2:45 p.m. Tuesday southwest of Cottonwood is not being released until the victim is identified. According to the State Patrol, the person was driving a 2008 Cadillac northbound on Lyon County Road 9 and collided...
June 6, 2012 - 9:19am
April 11, 2011
DNR to begin assessing lakes
SPICER -- We'll soon be learning whether some area lakes suffered winter fish kills. Fisheries workers with the Minnesota Department of Natural...
April 11, 2011 - 12:00am
February 23, 2011
Accident kills one in Cottonwood County
STORDEN -- One person was killed in a two-vehicle accident yesterday in Cottonwood County. The name of the victim has not been released. The accident happened at 8 a.m. Tuesday on state Highway 30 east of Storden. The road was in icy condition at the time. According to the State...
February 23, 2011 - 7:39am
January 25, 2011
Man killed while being pursued by police in Windom area chase
WINDOM -- A man was killed in a head-on crash last night in Cottonwood County while being pursued by police. The victim's name is not being released at this time. According to the State Patrol, the Windom police department was pursuing a 2011 Datsun Sentra that was going west on...
January 25, 2011 - 8:40am
January 6, 2011
Four injured in early morning accident
COTTONWOOD -- Four people were injured in a one-vehicle accident early this morning on the south edge of Cottonwood. According to the State Patrol the driver of a 2003 GMC Envoy, Sara Mares, 32, of Marshall, hit a patch of ice on state Highway 23, lost control of the vehicle and...
January 6, 2011 - 8:21am
February 5, 2010
Family of 11 is homeless after fire at their rural residence
HANLEY FALLS -- A family of 11 is without a home and their possessions after fire raged through their rural farmhouse around 2:39 a.m. Wednesday west of Hanley Falls. Chai Vue, his wife Shoua Kong, a grandmother and eight children, ages infant to 14, safely fled the fire. Only a...
February 5, 2010 - 12:00am
January 7, 2010
State declares weather emergency and closes offices in four SW Minn. counties
The state of Minnesota has declared a weather emergency and closed state offices in four southwest Minnesota counties. Tom Hanson, Management and Budget commissioner, announced at noon today that state offices in Cottonwood, Jackson, Nobles and Rock counties in southwest Minnesota...
January 7, 2010 - 12:32pm
September 2, 2009
Highway 23 detour from Marshall to Cottonwood to end Friday
WILLMAR -- Motorists can resume travel on state Highway 23 from Marshall to Cottonwood on Friday, weather permitting. The Minnesota Department of Transportation said in a news release the construction will end Friday and the detour will be lifted. Highway 23 traffic has been detoured...
September 2, 2009 - 8:00am
Kidnapping, other charges filed in Cottonwood County
WINDOM -- A 26-year-old Jackson man is facing charges of kidnapping, burglary and child endangerment after holding a woman against her will and leaving a 1-year-old child alone. Adam William Gorden was charged Monday with kidnapping, first-degree burglary, felony domestic assault,...
July 2, 2009 - 9:21am
April 28, 2009
Work on Hwy. 23 in Marshall will begin next week
MARSHALL -- A $11.5 million construction project on state Highway 23 from Marshall to Cottonwood will begin Monday. Traffic will be detoured during the project, which is expected to be completed by mid-August. Highway 23 traffic will be detoured east on Highway 19/Highway 68 in...
April 28, 2009 - 12:00am